Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., University of Virginia
J.D., The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center
Bonnie Carlson joined the Mercer Law School faculty from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Domestic Violence Clinic. In that position, she co-taught the clinic seminar and supervised clinic students in their representation of domestic violence victims in Civil Protection Order litigation. Prior to working at Georgetown, Bonnie was a Training and Technical Assistance Staff Attorney with the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence. (ABA CDSV) In that position, she wrote training curricula and publications for attorneys practicing domestic violence law around the country. Prior to this position at the ABA CDSV, she was a family law staff attorney for the Alexandria office of Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) for four years representing victims of domestic violence. Upon her graduation from The George Washington University Law School,
Bonnie was awarded the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate Award for her work with domestic violence victims as well as her academic success. In 2015, she was honored by the Alexandria Bar Association with the Don F. Mela Award for her service to the community. She previously taught Legal Research and Writing to first-year law students at the George Washington University Law School for three years. Bonnie grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Women’s Studies from the University of Virginia.